From Upcycled Parts. Two awesome guys gave the grandkids a fine bass ukulele for Christmas this year (Thanks Mike and B.J.!). It has a built-in tuner and pickup and is best enjoyed with an amplifier, so I thought I would make a practice amplifier for it using parts on hand. This is a story of […]
After acquiring an old camera, some lenses, chemicals, trays, lights, glass, safety gear and repurposing an old music stand as a tripod we proceeded to study the process. We read old books, new websites and youtube videos to learn the history of this type of photography. We cut our teeth one recent sunny Sunday afternoon […]
The secret code transmitted by the San Jose Semaphore has had mathematicians and puzzle fans stumped for over four-and-a-half years, but Jimmy Waters, a high school math teacher from Knoxville, Tennessee, just solved the mystery. The SJ Semaphore’s hidden message was one of the most famous broadcasts of all time — Neil Armstrong’s first words […]
Scientists have detailed a new sort of crystal which creates what they define as “a new phase of matter.” This Time Crystal is “also really cool because it is one of the first examples of non-equilibrium matter,” said lead researcher Norman Yao from the University of California, Berkeley. In other words, these crystals are perpetually […]
A cautionary tale for all my colleagues in the Amateur SupraPhysical Experimentation Group! As we all know, teleportation of probes of through greater than line-of-sight distances using nonresolved lat-lon coordinates has always been problematic, resulting in chronic processor failure > 90% and structural delamination of the actual probe encapsulator. Here’s a new twist: one (fool)Hardy member^ […]
Firehazard set up the telescope that dirtworm had dropped off last Arduino Night. It was a nearly a full moon on a clear night and so we had a good look at the features of the big satellite. Thanks dirtworm!
This series of 3D printed sculptures was designed in such a way that the appendages match Fibonacci’s Sequence, a mathematical sequence that manifests naturally in objects like sunflowers and pinecones. When the sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a rather magical effect occurs: the sculptures seem to be animated […]
From “The Telegraph” UK “All of these things in our home do seem to work most of the time and because they don’t break we just get used to them. They have almost become like Black Boxes which never die. And when they do we throw them away and buy something new. “But there is […]
Here’s to a year of fun and enlightening making!